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BDC 9/18: DE Williams Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on September 18, 2013 – 1:18 pm

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DAILY REPORT
–Bills DE Mario Williams has been named AFC Defensive Player of the Week. Williams, who is the first Bills’ defensive lineman since 2006 (Aaron Schobel, Week 14) to win the award, notched a franchise record 4.5 sacks on Sunday versus the Carolina Panthers.  Williams was particularly effective on third down as he produced 3.5 of his 4.5 sacks.

Mario by the Numbers:
3rd: Williams has been named AFC Defensive Player of the Week three times in his NFL career (Week 1 and 15 – 2007)

9.5: Number of sacks since joining Buffalo in 2012 Williams has recorded on third-down situations, tying for third-most in the NFL

68: Williams ranks sixth in the NFL since entering the league in 2006 with 68.0 sacks

100: Williams played in and started the 100th game of his NFL career on Sunday vs. Carolina

TODAY’S INTERVIEWS
7:20 am – Aaron Williams on the Morning Coffee Club (WBEE, Rochester)

8:00 am – Russ Brandon on the Howard Simon Show (WGR 550)

4:00 pm – Jeff Tuel on 1090 The Fan (Seattle, WA)

6:00 pm – Stevie Johnson on Sportsnet Connected (Toronto)

PHOTO OF THE DAY
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Bills DE Mario Williams was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week today after setting a franchise record for sacks in a single game with 4.5 on Sunday versus the Carolina Panthers. Williams currently leads the NFL in sacks through Week Two. (Photo courtesy of AP)

QUOTE OF THE DAY
DOUG MARRONE, Buffalo Bills head coach
Q: When you see Mario playing with such passion and determination, what does that do for the rest of the team?
A: I just keep going back to I’ve always had that expectation. When we first came in to camp he was going a hundred miles an hour. I give him credit; he had that condition that he worked through. We tried to be very smart about that in how we handled it so he would have the ability to get out there and play at the level that he’s playing at right now. It’ll be tough because the higher level you play at puts a little more onus on your next opponent, whoever they may be, on what they’re going to do. If you just have one guy out there that’s doing it, I think you can take those types of guys away, but when you have a lot of good players that are rushing the quarterback or playing those positions, then it becomes a little bit tougher schematically. So you need to the production out of everyone to be productive overall as a team.

DAILY LINKS
Buffalo News- Secondary gives Bills a boost

Erie Times News- Bills comeback is an emotional roller coaster

Newark Star Ledger- Jets defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson’s message to Bills’ E.J. Manuel: ‘I told him we’re after him

Sports Illustrated- Cool, calm and collected EJ Manuel showed his grit in win over Carolina

BuffaloBills.com- Robert Woods making steady climb

Video/Audio/Photo
BuffaloBills.com
Bills Focus: Relive the Game Winning Drive
Bills Focus: Stevie Johnson Wired For Sound
The John Murphy Show September 17

WGR550
Upon Further Review: Bills vs Panthers
Bills: So far, so good. I think.

NFL
‘NFL Fantasy Live': EJ Manuel acclimating to the NFL
Rookie report: Who tops the class?

ESPN
EJ Manuel on adjusting to life in the NFL
EJ Manuel on emotional reaction to Bills’ win
Manuel on emotional first NFL win

Additional Clips
Inside the Bills
Bills on the radio, What they’re saying about the Bills, Vote for Spiller on NFL UP, Vets to keep rooks on even keel, Offense must get in sync sooner, Bills take leap up sack chart, Spiller back on track, Jets fight vs. Pats to bring fines only

Buffalo News (Press Coverage Blog)
How the locals fared: Week Two

ESPN Bills Blog
Blitzing could define Pettine-Rex reunion
Rex vs. Pettine: Round 1 on Sunday
Manuel recounts game-winning drive
Power Rankings: No. 26 Buffalo Bills
Stat check: Bills sharp in red zone

Pro Football Talk
PFT Live: E.J. Manuel
Before game-winning drive, Manuel told teammates to be “legendary”

NFL.com Around the League
EJ Manuel guides Buffalo Bills past Carolina Panthers

Buffalo Rumblings
Bills vs. Jets 2013: EJ Manuel vs. Geno Smith film breakdown
Bills-Panthers All-22 breakdown: Stevie Johnson game-winning touchdown
Bills vs. Jets 2013: Week 3 news, analysis, previews & more

Buffalo Sports Daily
Bills Stock Watch: 4 Up, 4 Down

AFC East Daily
Vet Spiller hopes rookies don’t get complacent

Bleacher Report
The Roller Coaster Ride That Is Stevie Johnson
Has Mario Found His Groove in Bills’ New-Look Defense?


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